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Volume 12 Issue 6 – Performance Horse Digest



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Performance Horse Digest – Featuring: Al Dunning, Pat Parelli, Clinton Anderson, Martha Josey, Lynn Palm, Craig Cameron, Richard Winters, Mike Major, Barbra Schulte, Sandy Collier, Monty Bruce, Dick Pieper, Dr. Robert M. Miller, Dr. Juliet M. Getty, and more! LEARN FROM THE PROS!

Table of Contents

8 Youth & Horses by Al Dunning
For me, it was wonderful growing up in the 1950s and ‘60s.

12 Don’t Put the Cart Before the Horse by Chevy (Siobhan) Allen
As 2019 winds down and 2020 swiftly approaches are your thoughts turning to New Year’s Resolutions?

14 Students, Trainers & Horses Need to Get on the Same Page by Doug Lindgren
Who, what, where, when and why. No, this isn’t an English class and I’m not asking anyone to write a paper.

18 You’re Getting Warmer by Daniel Dauphin
Have you numbed a horse’s mouth, or three?

20 Too Much Push, Not Enough Wait. Let Them Think! by David Slipka
Do you know why fish pull against the hook even though it makes it worse?

22 Rider vs. Passenger by Martha Josey
The ability to communicate with a horse is the biggest step toward being a real horseman or horsewoman.

26 Think Colt Starting by Richard Winters Horsemanship
When January 1st rolls around all of the colts and fillies running around the pasture will have a birthday. Regardless of what month they were born, the Western Performance Industry considers them one year older.

30 Do You Have the Potential for Greatness? by Barbra Schulte
I’m going to talk about the myth that certain types of people have an ability for higher levels of success. The relationship between personality and performance is often misunderstood.

32 Know When to Retreat by Clinton Anderson
Whenever you introduce a new object or experience to a horse, the key to your success depends on how well you understand and apply pressure.

36 360 Turnaround by Craig Cameron
The next most logical progression from a rollback is a complete 360-degree turn-around.

42 Common Questions by Toml Scheve
Information on the internet is often conflicted and confusing. That’s why so many horse owners come to us for trailer advice.

44 Moving Your Horse’s Hips by Mike Major
Before you speed up things when moving your horse’s hip, be sure he understands what you want. If he doesn’t understand how to move his hips at a walk, don’t try to move them at a trot.

46 Veterinary Schools, Then and Now by Robert M. Miller, DVM
I started veterinary school at what was then known as Colorado A&M in 1952.

48 How Do Bending & TraIning Aids Work? by Lynn Palm
The goal for both the bending and turning aids is to control the horse’s body position and balance.

50 Chia Seeds – Nature’s Tiny Miracle by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.
It was back in 2010 at a conference in Denver, Colorado, that I came across a booth where chia seeds were being sold as a dietary supple- ment for horses.

52 Confidence for Barrel Racers; Fear Free and Fast!!! by Karl Avdek and Tracy Barton
Barrel Racers and Motorcycles; two things that scare the Be-Jesus out of me.

56 Do “As Is” Clauses in Sales Contracts Prevent All Lawsuits? by Julie I. Fershtman
Equine sales agreements sometimes include the words “as is” and “with all faults.”

58 Fence Work Credits Part A – Boxing, Rating, Quality of the Turns by Sandy Collier
Let’s go over ways that the score for a fence run can go up (or down) from a 70 by getting credit in the run content boxes.

60 Basic Number One: Giving to Pressure From Side to Side by Dick Pieper
Basic number one is developing softness from side to side in the horse. That soft¬ness comes like the links in a chain, from the horse’s head through the shoulders.


37 Marketplace at Ardmore Sale

40 Equine Gastric Ulcers: Special Care and Nutrition By Scott R. McClure, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ACVSMR

54 Results for the 19th Annual “WYO” Sale Held October 12, 2019

61 Total Feeds Equine 15 Natural Supplement


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